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The night was very dark. There was no moon. There was no light from stars usually sprinkled in the night sky.
On the ocean under this dark sky was a boat. Sailors were on board. The boat’s name was PT109. PT stands for Patrol Torpedo Boat.
The sailors on board the boat were very worried.
A young sailor named John Kennedy was also aboard. He talked to the crew on the boat.
"I know you are scared. You are worried about your safety! We are fighting a World War! Our enemies are the countries of Germany, Italy and Japan.
John reminded them. "We are not fighting alone. Great Britain and Russia are fighting with us."
Find out how John keeps the men together, and how he saves their lives when their boat is smashed by a Japanese ship in this exciting 15-minute book.
Ages 7 and up.
Reading level 2.3
This book is part of our "Heroes in History" series. These 15-minute books focus on a specific moment in a historic person's life. Aimed at second graders, they provide the perfect introduction to famous Americans in an exciting, fun-to-read way.
LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.